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Benessere Sagrantino Wine Club Introduction

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Weirdest wine I’ve ever shipped? Probably not.  Ok, not even close.  That being said, the most obscure grape I’ve ever worked with?  Almost assuredly so. Here’s some information on the Sagrantino in your monthly box. Hi, all. Mark Aselstine with Uncorked Ventures. So I’ll hold this up so you can get a good look at […] The post Benessere

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Felicette Wine Review

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Felicette is a wine that should be available at specialty shops near you.  A French import, it’s from the lesser known pays d’oc that’s a small section of the Langudoc…..yeah, yeah I know, that’s a lesser known region itself.  This is the region where the French experiment though, with 300 days of sun of year […] The post Felicette

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Apothic Red Review

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay First, I hope you this Apothic Red review.  I’ve started doing a few of these reviews of mass marketed and mass produced wines, in large part because for my cheap wine club, this is my competition. The under $10 or so bottle purchases are the folks, that might step up to the $20 or so […] The post Apothic

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Arizona Wine in Phoenix

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Ok, so before I go on…..this was something of a last minute trip.  I have a couple of family members with consistent, recurrent, severe asthma and if you’ve been watching the news….we’ve had the worst air quality in the world locally. Plus, my little section of the east bay simply isn’t equipped to deal with […] The post Arizona

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Patron Saint of Wine

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay In fact, there’s more than one patron saint of wine. If we look at the history of the Catholic Church, it’s largely centered on the old world wine production regions of Italy and France.  In fact, that’s where the Papacy has been based over the years. Given the number of regions in both Italy and […] The post Patron

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How Many Grapes in a Bottle of Wine?

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Ok, so this is complicated. Beware, there’s going to be some math coming up. There are 750ml in a bottle of wine. A case of wine has 12 bottles. If you’re keeping track, that case of wine is right at 2.378 gallons of wine in a case. Generally speaking we think of a single ton […] The post How

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PWR Wines Zinfandel Poor Ranch Mendocino 2015

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Before we go any further, if you found this through a QR code…..awesome!  I want you to hear from Matt Reid, the winemaker for what’s in your glass and someone I’m happy to call a friend, before I move on.  Here’s his story in his own words, explaining about People’s Wine Revolution (PWR): Ok, so […] The post PWR

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Oak Chips For Wine

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Every so often, there’s a bit of innovation in the wine industry. We’re seeing it with technological innovations like optical sorters, but we’re seeing significant push back in other technological innovations like the mechanized harvesting of grapes.  Much of the wine industry that seems to be hands off, comes from the old ways of doing […] The post Oak

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What is a Vintner?

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay So, normally I talk about spending time with winemakers.  I’ve been told, I talk ad naseum about my time with winemakers.  But, then sometimes I’ll throw in the term vintner.  I had a wine club member ask about the difference and if I made a mistake, or if they interchangeable etc.  So what is a […] The post What

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Why The Wine Industry Is Moving Toward Semi Sweet Wine

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay It’s an interesting part of the wine industry, there’s a big push toward semi sweet wine, as an introductory offer of sorts.  It also pits generations against each other.  Boomers HATE semi sweet (or off dry) wine.  Millennials seem to really like it.  This isn’t the first time that you’ve heard that the two groups […] The post Why

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